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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: during the Florida State League Class-A Advanced game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) and Tampa Yankees (NYY) on May 7, 2017, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Check out the top performances across the New York Yankees farm system in the latest edition of Pinstriped Performances.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A)

Scranton walked-off for the second time in as many nights thanks to a Cito Culver squeeze bunt. Dustin Fowler homered in the first inning of the contest, for the second consecutive game on a towering shot to right. He collected a team leading seventh home run. Colten Brewer, Jason Gurka, Ernesto Frieri, and Tyler Jones pitched a combined eight scoreless innings of relief following starter Eric Ruth, who permitted four runs on seven hits in just three innings. The four relievers gave up just three hits, and two walks while striking out six. Jones earned the win, improving to 2-1 on the season.

Dustin Fowler had a homer in each of his last two games. (Cheryl Pursell)

Trenton Thunder (Double A)

Thairo Estrada and Gleyber Torres were the only Thunder hitters to reach base twice in Sunday’s 1-0 shut-out loss to the Portland Sea Dogs. Estrada hit two singles and Torres walked twice. Yefry Ramirez turned in a quality start by firing six innings of four-hit and one-run baseball. Ramirez walked two and struck out eight. The recently promoted Jose Mesa threw three scoreless innings of relief, struck out two, walked two and didn’t allow a hit.

In his Double-A debut, Trenton Thunder reliever Jose Mesa Jr. threw three scoreless innings of relief, struck out two, walked two and didn’t allow a hit. (Martin Griff)

Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

The Tampa Yankees destroyed the Daytona Tortugas in the series finale after losing both games of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Yankees collected a season-high 22 hits and 15 runs. Chris Gittens led the offensive barrage by smashing two home runs and recording four hits. Each Yankee hitter collected at least one base-knock and run scored. Kyle Holder, Nick Solak, and Sharif Othman all had three-hit, two RBI games. On the heels of a promotion, Josh Rogers pitched phenomenally. He struck out eight, walked one, and permitted three hits over a span of 5.2 innings.

Josh Rogers struck out eight. (Bryan Green)

Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)

Southpaw Phillip Diehl spun another gem and remains undefeated in his minor league career. Diehl is now 5-0 and has pitched to a 2.70 ERA this season. He went six strong, surrendered two earned runs on five hits, and three walks while striking out seven. Christian Morris and Garrett Mundell combined to strikeout three over three perfect innings of relief. Estevan Florial and Ben Ruta paced the offense with multi-hit games. Florial and Hoy Jun Park collected RBI singles, while Eduardo Navas smashed an RBI double to extend Charleston’s lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

RiverDogs catcher Eduardo Navas smashed an RBI double to extend Charleston’s lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Martin Griff)

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